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Bruno Alves Player Profile

Bruno Alves Player Profile
Bruno Alves
Full Name: Bruno Eduardo Regufe 'Bruno Alves'
Date of Birth:27-Nov-1981 (Age 35)
Place of Birth:Povoa de Varzim
Nationality: Portugal
Height:189 cm.
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National Team Page: Portugal
Bruno Alves - Porto (PA)
Tough tackling Bruno Alves has been a rock at the heart of the FC Porto defence for since Jesualdo Ferreira took over in 2006. A product of the their youth academy, the 6 ft 2in defender struggled to make an impression during the early years of his career at Estadio do Dragao and spent the best part of three years on loan to other clubs. However, Ferreira’s appointment signalled the start of what quickly became a fantastic four years for the half-Brazilian Portuguese international. There were some who questioned how much he relied on central defensive partner Pepe - a myth that quickly unravelled with Pepe’s subsequent departure to Real Madrid.

The Porto captain earned his first international call-up under Luiz Filipe Scolari’s reign and has since gone on to become a mainstay of the national side. Pepe’s recent move into a defensive midfield role has seen Alves forge a formidable partnership with Chelsea defender Ricardo Carvalho and the Porto man will be an integral part of Carlos Queiroz rock-solid defence in South Africa.

Did You Know?

Bruno Alves comes from a family with a rich footballing tradition; his brother Geraldo Alves is a central defender, at AEK Athens, while his father Washington Alves was also a professional footballer.

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